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Economic burden of COPD in a Swedish cohort: the ARCTIC study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine.
Karolinska Inst, Natl Inst Environm Med, Dept Work Environm Toxicol, Solna, Sweden..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Lung- allergy- and sleep research.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5093-6980
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2018 (English)In: The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ISSN 1176-9106, E-ISSN 1178-2005, Vol. 13, p. 275-285Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: We assessed direct and indirect costs associated with COPD in Sweden and examined how these costs vary across time, age, and disease stage in a cohort of patients with COPD and matched controls in a real-world, primary care (PC) setting.

Patients and methods: Data from electronic medical records linked to the mandatory national health registers were collected for COPD patients and a matched reference population in 52 PC centers from 2000 to 2014. Direct health care costs (drug, outpatient or inpatient, PC, both COPD related and not COPD related) and indirect health care costs (loss of income, absenteeism, loss of productivity) were assessed.

Results: A total of 17,479 patients with COPD and 84,514 reference controls were analyzed. During 2013, direct costs were considerably higher among the COPD patient population ((sic)13,179) versus the reference population ((sic)2,716), largely due to hospital nights unrelated to COPD. Direct costs increased with increasing disease severity and increasing age and were driven by higher respiratory drug costs and non-COPD-related hospital nights. Indirect costs (similar to(sic)28,000 per patient) were the largest economic burden in COPD patients of working age during 2013.

Conclusion: As non-COPD-related hospital nights represent the largest direct cost, management of comorbidities in COPD would offer clinical benefits and relieve the financial burden of disease.

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DOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD , 2018. Vol. 13, p. 275-285
Keywords [en]
COPD, direct cost, indirect cost, burden, Sweden
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Respiratory Medicine and Allergy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-341586DOI: 10.2147/COPD.S149633ISI: 000422631500001PubMedID: 29391785OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-341586DiVA, id: diva2:1181927
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